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International Bestselling Author Kevin Kwan “Crazy Rich Asians” To Be Featured Author At Libraries’ Virtual Book Fest

Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan, writer of the international bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians, will be the special guest author at Fort Bend County Libraries’ virtual Book Fest, which takes place on Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. This event will be live-streamed through WebEx; it will NOT be in person. Kwan is the creator of the trilogy of novels Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems, which at one point simultaneously occupied #1, #2, and #3 on […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Helps Students Excel With Online Homework Help At Home

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Brainfuse HelpNow (Homework Tutoring) program – which is online and accessible from home computers — enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades K through 12, free of charge. This tutoring program is an Internet-based service that provides library patrons with live, on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 2:00 to 11:00 pm. Certified […]

Learning Spanish? Practice With Libraries’ “Spanish Word Of The Day”

Are you learning to speak Spanish? This summer, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Mission Bend Branch Library will offer an online “Spanish Word of the Day” for individuals who would like to improve their Spanish language knowledge. The next “Spanish Word of the Day” videos will be featured on Fort Bend County Libraries’ online calendar of Virtual Programs on Mondays, July 13 and 27. Library staff will introduce new words or phrases in Spanish, and explain their meanings. View […]

Libraries Adjust To Virtual Format To Continue Service To Public

With the health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) librarians are “thinking outside the box” to continue meeting the needs of county residents. The library buildings themselves are not currently open to the public, but that does not mean the libraries’ resources are not available. Many of FBCL’s electronic resources can be accessed from home through the libraries’ website. eBooks, e-audiobooks, magazines, music, research databases, and even streaming movies are available […]

Fort Bend County Libraries To Close; New Curbside Pick-Up Service To Start

Out of an abundance of caution during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is taking precautionary steps to continue to maintain services to our communities while ensuring the well-being of our staff and community. As of Wednesday, March 18, all Fort Bend County Libraries will be CLOSED. Library buildings will not be accessible for public use. HOWEVER — Starting Thursday, March 19, FBCL will launch the Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up service. Library patrons will be […]

Free Income-Tax Help At Fort Bend County Libraries            

Fort Bend County Libraries will again host representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), who will provide free income-tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system through April 15. Income-tax forms are not available at the libraries, but patrons may use the libraries’ computers and printers to download and print out the forms from the IRS website, www.irs.gov, during regular library hours. A library card is needed […]

Libraries Plan Special Activities For Spring Break  

Families with children of all ages are invited to celebrate their Spring Break with special Spring-Fling activities at Fort Bend County Libraries throughout the week of March 9-13. Unwind and have fun at the library during the break from the regular school routine with these free activities. MONDAY, MARCH 9 “Middle Grade Retro Craft Fair” – Missouri City Branch Library, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room (grades 6-8). Youth can talk a walk down memory lane while creating […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Conversation Circles  

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The Conversation Circles will take place at […]